Definitions English

  • To obtain or receive (something) on loan with the promise or understanding of returning it or its equivalent.
  • To adopt or use as one's own: I borrowed your good idea.
  • In subtraction, to take a unit from the next larger denomination in the minuend so as to make a number larger than the number to be subtracted.
  • Linguistics To adopt (a word) from one language to use in another.
  • To obtain or receive something.
  • borrow trouble To take an unnecessary action that will probably engender adverse effects.